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We’re excited to bring you the latest news about SA Cancer Council’s upcoming Beacon of Hope Luncheon and important announcements 

Articles and blogs

What Does Skin Cancer Look Like?

Ever wonder if that mole you’ve been watching could be cancerous? It’s smart to be suspicious and knowing what to look for can be very helpful. Check out this article, “What Does Skin Cancer Look Like?” and learn how to examine your moles for changes in size, shape, and color. It’s always good to have an annual skin check as well because if you spot something early, your chances of successful treatment are greater!


How to Tell Your Family You Have Cancer

Finding the right time and place to share a cancer diagnosis with loved ones is difficult. If you have recently been diagnosed, or know someone who has, read “How to Tell Your Family You Have Cancer”, an article from CaringBridge, which can be helpful to those struggling with how to share their news with family or friends.


Changing the Story of Cancer

Learn how each one of these members learned about the services of SA Cancer Council during their own family experience.

Top Cancer Fighting Foods

Some great advice from WebMD! At mealtimes, strike a balance of at least two-thirds plant-based foods and no more than one-third animal protein. This “New American Plate” is an important cancer-fighting tool, according to the American Institute for Cancer Research. SA Cancer Council encourages an active, healthy lifestyle. Sometimes you just need a little push!


Cancer Screening Guidelines by Age

Don’t let your health fall to the wayside. Keep up-to-date on your appointments and be sure to book your cancer screenings. But which ones are recommended for you? Check out the American Cancer Society’s “Cancer Screening Guidelines by Age” at to help you understand which ones you should consider.


Colorectal Cancer Screening – The Key to Early Detection

According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 149,500 people will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer this year. If you are 45 or older, screening is key to early detection and treatment. Learn more about available screening options.


How to Cut Empty Calories

What are empty calories? Empty calories come from foods that provide a lot of calories but lack many of the nutrients your body needs. Empty calories can also damage your body and can cause cravings. Foods high in saturated fat and sugar are linked to many chronic diseases like heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. Check out this article to learn foods to avoid and some great, simple food swaps.


Human Papillomavirus (HPV) – What You Need to Know

About 80% of people – both men and women – will get an HPV (human papillomavirus) infection at some point in their lives. For some, HPV-related cancer can occur. Most people with HPV don’t know they’re infected and never develop symptoms. Learn more about HPV, vaccines, and screening tests here.


A Healthy You is Still Possible

Lung cancer typically affects smokers, especially individuals who smoke several packs a day for many years. But people with no history of tobacco use can also get the disease. Smoking raises your risk of lung cancer. But even if you’ve been smoking for years, a healthier you is still possible. Learn more ways to kick the habit and determine if a Lung Cancer Screening is something you should consider.


Members in the Spotlight

Inspiring stories from SA cancer Council members, volunteers,   cancer survivors and more.